Batman v Superman Review

Batman v Superman ReviewLast night I finally got to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. After the critical mauling the film received – with a score of 29% on Rotten Tomatoes at time of writing – but this is unfair as there is many things to recommend this film. To give you a sense of what I thought of the film I gave it 7 out of 10 on IMDB and would have put it on a level with Ant-man on my count down of 2015 Summer Blockbusters. To explain these thoughts requires spoilers so jump below the break to find out more.
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When Casting Ruins Plot Twists

I was originally going to publish this post back in November but for a number of reasons I never hit the publish button. However, now the film in question is out on DVD I thought I’d resurrect this article from draft hell and release it onto the interwebs. This article will be full of spoilers for very obvious reasons but on top of this is, the problem is I can’t tell you for what movies as just mentioning the film reveals a spoiler because of the nature of this post. Therefore the break is appearing below the Ironstone rock!

When Casting Ruins Plot Twists

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My Thoughts on The Ending of the Forest of the Dead

In my Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead rewatch post I ran out of space to discuss the ending of Forest of the Dead, which even now, eight years after transmission is still causing arguments – even if it is just between my friends. Despite the fact the story was first shown all those years ago it would be unfair if I didn’t quote River Song and point out there will be spoilers below the break!

The Ending of the Forest of the Dead

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Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead Rewatch

I spent the start of 2016 rewatching old episodes of Doctor Who. I started with The Crimson Horror still the glorious fun caper I said it was in my Culture Jam review from when it first aired. The other two episodes I watched was the River Song‘s ‘introductory’ two parter, Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead. As River would say “spoilers” so don’t click below the break if you don’t want to know anymore.

Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead Rewatch

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My Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

My Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Having now written three blog posts about the trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which links can be found below this paragraph) and having seen the film today I feel I need to write a review. However as I want to go into a few bits in detail there will be spoilers from the break onwards. You have been warned!

Even More Alternative Trailers for Star Wars

After posting my article about Alternative trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens a few weeks ago I’ve noticed a few others in a similar style to the trailer above. The final of the three trailers is totally different but considering the opinion my friends have of me regarding Inside Out it seemed wrong not to share. However, lets’ start with the good stuff.

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Thunderbirds Are Go

I caught up on this week’s episode of Thunderbirds Are Go at the weekend and in many ways the episode summed up my issues with the issue. Before I go any further I should say Thunderbirds Are Go is one of the few shows I make sure I catch up with every week. It is big, dumb, childish fun best summed up by the opening credits below

For those who don’t know anything about Thunderbirds Are Go, it is a CGI remake of the 1960s puppet show Thunderbirds originally created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. As you’d expect it has been updated but there are a couple of things I have issues with. Find out more below the break.

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The Huntsman Winter’s War Trailer

Today the trailer for The Huntsman Winter’s War, the sequel to Snow White and The Huntsman landed. To be honest I wasn’t that interested until it started auto-playing on my Twitter and suddenly started to get excited. Why? Check out the trailer below and you’ll see why. My thoughts are below the break.

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My Thoughts About What Happened in Paris on Friday Night

I don’t talk about real world stuff on this blog. Mostly I look at my own writing and other things that don’t really matter however, after what happened in Paris on Friday night I feel like I have to talk about the real world for a bit. What happened in Paris was horrific and horrible. What makes Friday night’s events even worse is that they aren’t uncommon in the world we live in today. We don’t always get to hear about them but they happen. When the news came through on Friday night all I wanted to do was turn off my social media and news and curl into a ball.

However, that won’t stop them. On one level I don’t know what will. Newspapers such as The Sun are already talking about bombing Syria but more violence doesn’t feel like the way forward. As any of the bombing raids over the decade or so made us any safer?

For me the only difference I can make to these people is to keep going with my life. This feels like the opposite of what the people who carried out these attacks would want. Lets not become less tolerate, lets keep our borders open and still be welcoming to all those, whatever their religion, who wish to move to our country and turn it into a better place.

Of course we shouldn’t forget about those who have died. I’ve thought a lot about those poor people who have died because they choose to go to a rock concert or fancied a meal out on Friday night. Let’s hope Paris was the last event of its kind. Sadly I don’t think this will be the case.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Alternative Trailers

This week saw the release of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and I wanted to write a post about it but I didn’t know what. It didn’t give me that burst of childhood glee that the first trailer did, although I love it, and I didn’t think that people wanted another trailer breakdown article of which thousands have already been written. Then Twitter came to the rescue with a couple of tweets from One Perfect Shot and SFX Magazine in that order. Find out what they were below the break.

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